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Sorry, the application deadline for this position was 1/19/2021

Reference Number: 000001410
Posted Date: 1/12/2021
Closing Date: 1/19/2021

Department: LTRI - Microbiology
Position: Research Associate

POSITION TITLE Research Associate
DEPARTMENT LTRI - Microbilogy
EMPLOYMENT TYPE Temporary Part Time
HOURS OF WORK 7.5 up to 24 hours per week
EMPLOYEE GROUP Non Union
REPORTS TO Principal Investigator

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital, a University of Toronto affiliated research centre, is one of the world's leading centres in biomedical research.  With ground-breaking discoveries in research areas such as diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer and women’s and infants’ health, the Institute is committed to excellence in health research and the training of young investigators.  Strong partnerships with the clinical programs of Mount Sinai Hospital ensure that scientific knowledge is used to promote human health.  Your significant contributions will assist in maintaining our momentum in advancing our research.

POSITION OVERVIEW

You will be a member of a multidisciplinary research team conducting COVID-19 research in hospitals and long term care homes (LTCHs) throughout the GTA. This is a rapidly evolving health crisis requiring fast responses, sometimes requiring visits to centers experiencing COVID-19 cases. Every effort will be made to perform study tasks remotely. Appropriate PPE will be provided to minimize risk if site visits are necessary.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Registered Nurse OR Medical degree OR Masters of Science OR Bachelor of Science with equivalent experience
  • Minimum one year clinical or clinical research experience required
  • Experience in geriatrics or long term care settings preferred
  • Experience in infectious diseases and or infection prevention preferred
  • Excellent telephone, interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s License and use of a car an asset
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer and/or data base skills an asset
  • Second language an asset
  • Qualified in venipuncture

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Liases with long term care homes to identify homes potential subjects for participation
  • Liases with collaborating agencies responsible for various aspects of the study (eg. Laboratories performing specified testing to ensure timely delivery of research samples,, LTCF administrative bodies)
  • Obtains informed consent from residents/substitute decision makers and health care workers/staff of eligible LTCHs.
  • Interviews subjects to obtain relevant health information
  • Provides education materials and on-going support to administration and study subjects
  • Obtains and ships laboratory samples for testing
  • Maintains study records and prepares site reports for study meetings
  • Assists with preparation of various study materials
  • Assists with other duties or studies as required

In accordance with Institute’s policy and legislated health and safety requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials, completion of a health review, and demonstrating proof of immunity and vaccination status of vaccine-preventable diseases. Successful candidates will be required to provide two (2) written reference letters from their former employer(s)/supervisor(s).

We are a fully committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Sinai Health community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

The Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute is a scent sensitive environment and all members of the community are expected to refrain from wearing or using scented products while visiting or working at the Institute. We also support a barrier-free workplace supported by the Institute’s accessibility plan, accommodation and disability management policies and procedures. Should you require accommodation at any point during the recruitment process, including accessible job postings, please contact the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Human Resources Department.

 

Posting open until January 19, 2021. We thank all candidates for applying. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Hours: 7.5 up to 24 hours per week

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